The 2017/18 Stena Line Belfast Giants will take to the ice on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August in pre-season action against the University Of Manitoba Bisons. This double header forms part of the Canadian universities European tour where they will also take on the Braehead Clan and Edinburgh Capitals.
Former Belfast Giants forward Kevin Saurette played with the Bisons for 5 seasons posting 195 points in 175 games from 2001-2006 before a successful professional career that eventually led him to Belfast.
“The Giants can expect two difficult games. Manitoba will be a well structured team that will be fast, strong, skilled and very aggressive. The players are very dedicated to both school and hockey and will want to impress.”
“Playing for the Bisons was a great experience. The program is very professional from the coaching, the facilities, the education and the quality of competition that Canadian University Hockey offers.”
“It’s great to see two of my former teams playing against eachother and a fantastic opportunity for the Manitoba guys to experience the city that my family and I fell in love with.”
Giants Head Coach Adam Keefe is exited to get his new look team on the ice and is looking forward to the test that Manitoba will provide.
“I am really excited to host the University of Manitoba at the SSE Arena in August. I expect them to be a team that competes extremely hard. They have a roster full of young guys who are hungry to make an impression and I think this will be a great test for our team as we kick off the season.
Circle the date on your calendars as this will be a really enjoyable weekend for our fans.”
Tickets will go on sale soon with a Weekend Pass available for the two games vs Manitoba as well as individual game tickets which can be purchased online through Ticketmaster as well as from The SSE Arena Box Office in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074. Keep in check with belfastgiants.com for more details.
Season Ticket Holders – you will be able to purchase a Weekend Pass for your chosen Season Ticket seat at a discounted price! Your exclusive prices are Adult – £20, Concession – £15, Child – £10 & Family – £60.
Weekend 2-Game Pass (In brackets: Super Seats – Centre Ice, South)
Adult – £25 (£35)
Concession – £18 (£25)
Child – £14 (£22)
Family – £69 (£104)
Individual Game Price (In brackets: Super Seats – Centre Ice, South)
Adult – £15 (£20)
Concession – £10 (£15)
Child – £9 (£13)
Family – £39 (£66)